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Lizeth Arancibia  

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  • Age: 10
  • Birthday: March 7, 2006
  • Gender: Female
  • Location: Bolivia
  • Center: Cristo Rey Student Center
  • Child ID: BO6700358
    • Child lives in an area with higher risk of exploitation and abuse.
Lizeth lives with her father. She is responsible for carrying water, helping in the kitchen and running errands. Her father is sometimes employed. There are 2 children in the family.

Playing house, playing with dolls and jumping rope are Lizeth's favorite activities. In primary school her performance is average and she also regularly attends church activities.

Please remember Lizeth in your prayers. Your love and support will help her to receive the assistance she needs to grow and develop.
Lizeth lives in the valley community of Tucsupaya Baja, home to approximately 3,500 residents. Typical houses are constructed of cement floors, brick walls and tin roofs. The primary ethnic group is Quechua.

The regional diet consists of chicken, bread, beef and rice. Common health problems in this area include respiratory infections, diarrhea and skin diseases. Most adults work as market traders and earn the equivalent of $145 per month. This community needs schools, health centers and employment opportunities.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of Cristo Rey Student Center to provide Lizeth with Bible teaching, health education, special celebrations and academic support. The center staff will also provide special celebrations and child abuse prevention workshops for the parents or guardians of Lizeth.
Bolivia is comprised of four geographic regions: the central plateau in the Andes Mountains, the Lake Titicaca region, the central region's semitropical rain forests and the hot, humid lowlands of the east. Landlocked, Bolivia borders Chile, Peru, Argentina, Paraguay and Brazil.

Bolivia has the largest natural gas reserve in South America. Still, it remains the least developed country on the continent. Half the population is made up of indigenous groups who speak Aymara and Quechua and are who are mired in poverty. Compassion works mainly among the indigenous highlanders who make beautiful hand-woven textiles from the wool of alpacas and llamas, animals that also provide milk, meat and transport. Corn and potatoes are staples of the indigenous diet. Virtually all Bolivians are Catholic.

Once known as the cradle of the Inca Empire, Bolivia came under Spanish rule in 1535. Bolivia won independence in 1825. Until the end of the nineteenth century, there were many coups and short-lived constitutions. The period from 1952 to 1964 was marked by significant economic and social reforms and a new constitution was adopted in 1967; however, civil unrest continues to dominate Bolivia's politics. Bolivia is a divided country. Its indigenous people are locked in a battle with its industry and political leaders to gain more economic independence.

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Child's Location: Center of Sucre

Child lives in an area with higher risk of child exploitation and abuse.

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